Tuesday, November 20, 2007

bed head

My achievements for the past few weeks are very quick and simple to list.

I've read.


"Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition"

"A Pirate of Exquisite Mind"

and finally, finally finished Pynchon's "Mason & Dixon"

Something to be proud of eh?

I've been confined to bed again you see, but fortunately at home this time. After years and years of being absolutely bullet proof I'm forced to admit mortality, or at least susceptibility. I had thought for years that no self respecting virus would come within a thousand yards of me, that any sensible ague would look for a more robust host. And then, oh bugger, when they come they come in force.

I'm blaming it on biorhythms or just being at a low ebb, but the pneumonia was completely unexpected and knocked me bandy.

For four, (five?) days, I surfaced for just long enough to visit the loo or get a glass of water, and once a day, in extremis, I put on as many clothes as humanly possible and took the dogs to the park - like a walking, coughing, muttering, shivering mobile sauna, shuffling around a circuit of the outer path, I must have resembled a pedestrian Oxfam parcel.

The first time I went to the doctor I couldn't actually wait long enough to be seen. I had to go home, to bed, to steel myself for another attempt in the evening. I've never actually felt anything like this, I thought I'd felt poorly in the past, but hot, cold, hot, cold and then asleep on the toilet.

It's a hell of a way to lose weight.

And the poor dogs, what amazing company. I now have an intimate knowledge of what dogs do during the day, and most of it involves snoring.

Though I did have a dream one day that I'd passed away and they were eating my leg.

Sounds like I’m moaning doesn’t it? I just don’t have anything else to tell you.


Miladysa said...

Only you could make illness read interesting!

We tend to wander through life sussing out that lone sniper before he has a chance to fire and then PHAM!!! There's a whole bl**dy army of 'em!

Wishing you a speedy recovery Fish and lots of ammo! :)

Al said...

Sometimes it can be pleasant to drift in and out of realty, never quite sure what was real and what was not.

Except, of course for the occasional nightmare.

patti_cake said...

I'm just glad to HEAR from you, doesn't matter what you say. I'm sure the furry lads looked after old Dad just fine. I hope your illness is over with now and you are on the mend. Hugs

Daisy said...

I am sorry to hear you were sick. I hope you're feeling MUCH better now. Take care!!!

Jenn said...

At least she has a coat. It's flippin' freezing here! And it entertains me. It's a dual-purpose coat.

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Jessica said...

Just keep taking care of yourself...we want to see you in good health again.